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2020-21 Men's Tennis Roster

William Howells

Height 5'11''
Class Senior
Hometown Richmond, VA
High School Laurel Springs


  • Went 28-11, including 22-6 outside the midwest region
  • In conference play, playing primarily on court five with stints at No. 3, 4 and 6, posted a 9-4 record
  • Advanced to the singles final of the Dick Vitale Clay Court Invitational, finishing runner-up to teammate Axel Nefve
  • In doubles matches he went 15-7, including an 8-3 record within the ACC
  • Playing primarily with doubles partner Guillermo Cabrera, the tandem went 8-3 overall, falling just once at home, on the road and at a neutral site


  • Made an early impact during the dual season, starting at doubles to open the year and appearing in 17 total dual matches
  • Went 17-7 in singles play, posting a 5-4 record in dual matches
  • Partnered with Alex Lebedev at the No. 2 doubles spot where the duo notched an 8-4 record on the year


  • Graduate from Laurel Springs in June 2017
  • A blue-chip recruit according to the Tennis Recruiting Network, ranked 17th in the incoming class
  • Played high school varsity tennis as an eighth grader in 2013 at the Collegiate School (Richmond, Va.), going undefeated in both singles and doubles
  • Won team 2013 all-prep title and named all-prep in doubles and singles
  • 2013 Virginia State team semi-finalists
  • Named to first-team all-state in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association in 2013
  • Won the USTA National Selection Tournament B14s (July 2013)
  • Won Nike USA Masters B14 (October 2013)
  • Won USTA National Selection Tournament B16s (October 2014)
  • Won Atlanta and Evert ITF doubles events (October/November 2014)
  • Won USTA Florida B18s State Championship (January 2015)
  • Third in USTA National Selection Tournament B18s (February 2015)
  • Earned the USTA Sportsmanship Award at USTA National Selection Tournament (February 2015)
  • Invited to participate in USTA 2015 Boys Team USA training and travel team playoff
  • Earned 2015 USTA Clay Court Championship B16 Sportsmanship Award and reached singles quarterfinals
  • Participated with team USA at PGC G1 ITF and Napa Valley Collegiate Invitational (August/September 2015)
  • Played into main draw at USTA Men’s Futures Pro Circuit in Vero Beach, Florida (April/May 2016)
  • Won USTA National Selection Tournament B18s (May 2016)
  • Competed in USTA/ITF Men’s Futures Pro Circuit events as a high school senior
  • Has been an Eagle Scout since age 13
  • Set a goal at the age of eight to earn a scholarship to play at Notre Dame
  • Attended same private online high school as current Notre Dame men’s tennis junior Alex Lebedev
  • Son of Henry and Elizabeth Howells
  • Younger brother to Henry, Heather and Alexandra